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Social Workers Hold Seminar

Jun 18, 2009, 7:53 AM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

The Association of Social Workers in the Gambia (TASWIG), on Saturday 13 June 2009, held a one-day seminar on 'social workers as agents of changes in society', held at GOVI's conference hall in Kanifing.

TASWIG is an association responsible for promoting social change, problem- solving in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people so as to enhance their well-being.

In his welcoming remarks, the President of TASWIG, Mr.Yahya Muhammed Bah, a lecturer at the University of the Gambia commended the Kanifing Municipal Council and Banjul Breweries for financing the programme.

For his part, Halifa Sallah, the Director of Peoples Centre, who was a resource person at the seminar said "social workers started to emerge in different ways but basically started with human beings".

He said a social worker could be sorted of services for the people either educating them, or addressing the human elements.

He added that as a social worker, one needs to be competent enough to make changes as an agent in the society.

"As a social worker you need to do a lot of research in your society, through that you can make changes in your society", he added.

Other speakers at the seminar included Dr. Senghore, Head of Social Science Department at the University of the Gambia, and Mrs. Foluke Taylor Muhammed, a lecturer at SOS Adult Skill Training Centre.